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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 122179)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrates the beautiful spectrum of fruit flavors that can be found in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a textbook example of why this small appellation continues to earn its reputation for classic renditions of this important Bordeaux varietal. Warm red cherry, boysenberry, plum and cassis are interwoven with notes of black licorice and graphite in a sleek but generous wine. With toasted oak flavors that include espresso and dark chocolate, this is refined and elegant, with rich, mouth coating tannins and a lasting vibrancy that bodes well for long term cellaring.
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About Etude Wines:

The underlying philosophy at Etude Wines is that winemaking begins in the vineyard, long before the grapes are harvested. Winemaker, Jon Priest, believes that superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker and results in a wine that is grown, not made. Etude specializes in two classic red varieties: Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Though modeled on the best from Burgundy to Bordeaux, these wines speak clearly of their contemporary California origins, combining rich, ripe fruit with an elegant and opulent mouth feel.